Benghazi Mom to Trump, GOP: Just Stop It
Chris Stevens' mom wants Republicans to stop invoking her son's name
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2016 6:33 AM CDT
In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, a Libyan man investigates the inside of the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya after an attack two days earlier.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)
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(Newser) – Last week saw the mother of an American who died in Benghazi angrily indict Hillary Clinton in her son's death, using the Republican National Convention as her medium. Now, the mother of another American slain in the attack at the Libyan consulate, Ambassador Chris Stevens, takes to the pages of the New York Times to plead for the opposite: "As Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s mother, I am writing to object to any mention of his name and death in Benghazi, Libya, by Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party," writes Mary F. Commanday in a letter to the editor. "I know for certain that Chris would not have wanted his name or memory used in that connection. I hope that there will be an immediate and permanent stop to this opportunistic and cynical use by the campaign."